Raphaela Abramson
Senior Associate

Raphaela Abramson

Raphaela Abramson

Social media must-follow: @rgay

Article everyone should read: Covert Operations by Jane Mayer is an excellent read on how rich individuals wield an absurdly outsized role in politics.

Favorite app: The Goodreads app. I enjoy posting the occasional snarky one word review and tracking the books I read.

Raphaela Abramson is a Senior Associate in Data & Analytics and has a background in political campaigning. At Precision, Raphi specializes in working with political and social advocacy clients to unlock the hidden value in their data and use it to help their programs hit their goals.

Prior to joining Precision, Raphi was a Data Manager with Everytown for Gun Safety where she helped develop organization-wide reporting and customized data tools. She spent a political season in Alaska working on Senator Mark Begich’s re-election campaign as a Deputy Data Director, and promoted the Affordable Care Act in Miami with Planned Parenthood while completing her undergraduate thesis on Third Dimensional Power in American Politics. Raphi’s start in politics began in 2012 with the Obama for America campaign.

Raphi graduated summa cum laude from Lander College for Women with a degree in Political Science. She lives in New York with her husband.

EJ Baker
Senior Associate

EJ Baker

EJ Baker

Social media must-follow: @sheaserrano and @chuckschumer

Article everyone should read: Dwayne Johnson for President! by Caity Weaver

Favorite app: Bitmoji

EJ is a Senior Associate on the digital team, where she specializes in email strategy and content development. 

Prior to joining Precision, EJ served as Digital Director for Jon Ossoff’s campaign in the 2017 special election in Georgia’s 6th congressional district, where she built the campaign’s social media presence and oversaw the team responsible for web, video, and an unprecedented digital organizing effort through personalized text messaging.

She began her career in the entertainment industry, working as an assistant at Paradigm Talent Agency in Los Angeles. She was so inspired by the emails she received from Vice President Joe Biden during the 2012 election that she decided to stop reading them and start writing them, joining the Democratic National Committee’s email team for the 2016 cycle.

EJ earned a Master of Arts from the George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs, where she was also a graduate teaching and research assistant. While there, she interned at EMILY’s List during the 2014 midterms and at West Wing Writers.

She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in English and Cinema Studies. She proudly hails from Rochester, New York.

Ben Becker
Managing Principal

Ben Becker

Ben Becker

Social media must-follow: INTERNET K-HOLE

Article or feature everyone should read: RealClearPolitics Today morning email

Favorite app: TBH it's a tie between Spotify and Daily Mail

With nearly 15 years of experience in congressional, advocacy, issue-based, and corporate communications, Ben develops and manages a number of high-impact, high-profile campaigns with a focus on message and strategy development, coalition building, crisis management, message targeting, and issue positioning.  

At Precision, Ben works with some of the nation’s leading advocacy organizations and causes, and plays a central role in helping organizations to shape and frame their issues, and then deliver impact through managing highly integrated and targeted campaigns. Ben’s work at Precision has included managing campaigns for several landmark Supreme Court cases (and other high-profile, national litigation), legislative advocacy campaigns, ballot initiatives, Senate confirmation efforts, issue management campaigns, public education initiatives, and crisis management.

Prior to joining Precision, Ben served as chief spokesperson for Sen. Debbie Stabenow on the Senate Agriculture Committee, where he was responsible for crafting and managing the messaging around the reauthorization of the 2014 Farm Bill, managing an elaborate, multi-tiered communications strategy. Ben began his work in the Senate under Sen. Blanche Lincoln, and later helped to lead the Committee’s communications efforts in the ongoing reauthorization of child nutrition policy and the Commodity Exchange Act.

Before working in the Senate, Ben worked on behalf of a number of campaigns in the energy, environment and sustainability spaces at the Glover Park Group. Ben also helped craft and execute targeted, issue-based campaigns for an array of corporate clients at FD Dittus Communications as well as the public affairs firm SDI.

A Southern California native, Ben received his graduate degree from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and his undergraduate degree from the California State University, Fullerton, in California. He is the proud father of six beautiful and extraordinary guitars, as well as an incredible vinyl collection.

Paul Bell
Principal

Paul Bell

Paul Bell

Paul joined Precision after many years working for members of Congress and political campaigns where he managed communications and digital strategy. At Precision, Paul runs accounts for clients who benefit from his deep digital and congressional experience using online tactics to make an impact on audiences on the Hill.

Most recently, Paul served as lead spokesman for Democrats on the Select Committee on Benghazi where he managed communications for one of the highest-profile hearings involving a presidential candidate in recent history. Prior to that, he worked for President Obama, U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, U.S. Rep. Karen Bass, and Kendrick Meek for U.S. Senate.

In these roles, he developed digital campaigns that garnered nationwide earned media placement, built software to solve problems and create efficiencies, and simultaneously oversaw and managed multiple communications and digital initiatives.

At Precision, Paul brings an entrepreneurial and problem-solving focus to his clients’ strategies.

Emily Beyer
Principal

Emily Beyer

Emily Beyer

Social media must-follow: @wethepeopledc is my daily reminder that 99.9% of the people in this town are pretty cool. Close second: @celebsonsandwiches.

Article everyone should read: Read this commencement address by J.K. Rowling when things big and small seem terrible. We can all use more this to power whatever it is we're doing.

Favorite app: Is it lame to say Fandango? To this day, buying movie tickets on my phone makes me feel like I'm from the future.

At Precision, Emily uses her background in media relations, strategic positioning, and digital tactics to craft campaigns for a range of corporate and not-for-profit clients. She specializes in brand management and crisis communications, working with clients on a daily basis to quickly identify the audiences they care about most, and craft the messages that will reach them where they are.

Emily joined Precision after serving as Deputy Press Secretary for the U.S. Department of the Interior. At Interior, Emily managed major announcements and reporter relationships in every U.S. time zone, across a wide-ranging portfolio that included energy development, public lands management, water, and Native American affairs.

Before joining the Administration, she worked as the Assistant to Digital Leadership on President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign. Emily coordinated the rollout of digital products during key milestones, and supported the Digital Director and Chief Digital Strategist as they oversaw the campaign’s online organizing, messaging and fundraising efforts.

Emily graduated from American University with a degree in Communications, Law, Economics, and Government, and hails from King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

Aaron Cahan
Executive Producer

Aaron Cahan

Executive Producer
Aaron Cahan

Social media must-follow: @MattGertz, he does the hard work of chronicling Fox and Friends so you don't have to.

Article everyone should read: Chaos Theory by Dahlia Lithwick is a piece that helps me understand workplaces, families, and the Supreme Court.

Favorite app: OverDrive. Free audiobooks from the library!

Aaron is the Executive Producer for video at Precision’s New York Office.

Before joining Precision, Aaron was the Head of Production at WIN, a creative agency focused on production for progressive political candidates. He produced broadcast and digital campaign ads for Randy Bryce, Michael Starr Hopkins, Kaniela Ing, and other candidates in national and state-level races across the country.

Aaron served as Director of Video for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Creative Communications team. There, he produced video focused for social media to promote causes such as Pre-K for All and affordable housing, and created a rapid-response video model for breaking news and events.

Aaron is an experienced commercial producer, working with national brands, non-profit organizations, artists, and journalists. He worked at Acres New York producing work for State Farm, Coors Banquet, and Craftsman. As an independent producer, his clients included Chicago Public Schools, Lurie Children’s Hospital, and the University of Chicago Law School.

Aaron holds a B.F.A. in Film and Television from NYU’s Tisch School. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and adorable son.

Brandon Chaderton
Senior Associate

Brandon Chaderton

Brandon Chaderton

Social media must-follow: @kylegriffin1

Article everyone should read: My President Was Black by Ta-Nehisi Coates (The First White President, also by Coates, is a great read too.)

Favorite app: Audible

Brandon joins Precision Strategies as a Senior Associate with the Operations team after spending time working on local campaigns in his home state of Pennsylvania.

Before coming to Precision, Brandon worked as a Finance Director on red-to-blue congressional campaigns in the suburbs of Philadelphia, raising money for Democratic challengers. During the 2016 election, Brandon was a Deputy Operations Director with the Presidential campaign in Pennsylvania, handling human resourcing and compliance for the state. He is a veteran of Josh Shapiro’s Attorney General campaign as well as the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

Brandon graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia where he earned a degree in political science and a certificate in political economy. He is a proud AmeriCorps and City Year alumnus.

Ruiyong Chen
Managing Principal

Ruiyong Chen

Ruiyong Chen

Social media must-follow: @NASA

Article or feature everyone should read: New York Times' Modern Love column

Favorite app: Dark Sky

Ruiyong is a Managing Principal at Precision, overseeing a wide range of clients from General Electric to the Anti-Defamation League and the JFK Presidential Library. She focuses on building data-driven targeting strategies, content planning, and developing innovative media plans across a wide variety of traditional and emerging platforms.

Ruiyong came to Precision after serving as a Client Services Manager at Warc, an advertising research and media investment firm, and is an alumna of Governor Deval Patrick’s re-election campaign.

Since joining Precision, Ruiyong has been focused on helping our clients leverage and implement digital advertising strategies to meet their branding and acquisition goals. She had helped run persuasion and direct response campaigns to targeted voters on high profile political races in the US and abroad, connect millennials with new and disruptive programming to drive tune-in for a growing media company and identify new audiences for national nonprofits and magazines.

She is a graduate of Georgetown University with a degree in international politics and currently lives in Washington, D.C.

Caty Cherepakhov
Associate

Caty Cherepakhov

Caty Cherepakhov

Social media must-follow: @meganamram

Article everyone should read: I Don’t Want to be Right by Maria Konnikova

Favorite app: Kindle

 

Caty is a Digital Associate at Precision Strategies.

Caty graduated cum laude from NYU with a degree in Politics and History, and will receive her M.A. in Comparative Politics from NYU in September of 2018. Her studies focused on democratic quality and decline, and her thesis analyzes the relationship between misinformation campaigns and Western democratic decline.

Prior to joining the Precision team as an associate, Caty worked as an intern on the Digital Team for two semesters. At Precision, she has performed in-depth research, supported the digital team with social media monitoring and rapid response, and helped draft content for a variety of corporate and advocacy clients. She also completed internships at the law firm Weil, Gotshal, & Manges, the U.S. National Committee on UN Women, and Keith Powers’ City Council Campaign. Most recently, she has been a contributor to the Flip Side and helped run personal social media for a journalist and filmmaker.

Originally from Sparta, New Jersey, her favorite pastimes are baking, exploring new restaurants, and having political debates (really). She is currently based in New York City.

Caroline Ciccone
Managing Principal

Caroline Ciccone

Caroline Ciccone

Social media must-follow: Peter Paul Rubens

Article everyone should read: New York Times' 52 Places to Go that year

Favorite app: Starbucks

Caroline has over a decade of experience developing, sharpening, and communicating effective messages within the worlds of politics and government. At Precision, Caroline works with corporate and non-profit organizations to develop strategic communications plans, craft compelling narratives around their work, and make sure their messages are reaching the audiences that matter to them most.

Caroline came to Precision Strategies from Americans United for Change, an issue advocacy organization.  At Americans United for Change, she collaborated with partner organizations to advance policies like raising the minimum wage and immigration reform.

Before that, Caroline served in the Office of Communications and Public Liaison at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), where she communicated to America’s small businesses the resources available to them through the federal government, while also promoting President Obama’s work to strengthen the economy and support America’s entrepreneurs.

Prior to her time at SBA, Caroline served under three different Chairs at the Democratic National Committee in a variety of capacities, including Deputy Communications Director. Throughout her time at the DNC, Caroline served as a spokesperson and helped manage the communications efforts around major party initiatives such as the presidential nominating process and the announcement of Charlotte as the host of the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

Caroline started her career in the press office of Senator Barbara Boxer.

Originally from Massachusetts, Caroline holds a B.A. in International Relations and MA in Communication from Stanford University.  She is proud to make Washington, D.C. her home.

Jennie Westbrook Courts
Principal

Jennie Westbrook Courts

Jennie Westbrook Courts

Social media must-follow: @washingtonpost

Favorite app: Open Table

Jennie is an experienced communications strategist with a background working on Capitol Hill and in the private sector. She leads Precision’s work with tech industry clients, and specializes in social advocacy strategy and messaging.

Most recently, Jennie worked at Subject Matter, where she planned message development, media relations, and crisis communications for associations, corporations, and non-profits. Prior to joining Subject Matter, Jennie served as the Communications Director for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s Ranking Member Tom Carper.

In her role on the committee, she developed and implemented the media strategy and external messaging for Senator Carper’s committee legislative priorities, including postal reform, cybersecurity, immigration reform, and effective and efficient government management.

Before joining the committee, Jennie was the Press Secretary for Senator Carper’s personal office in Washington, D.C., which she first joined in 2009. She also served as the Deputy Press Secretary for Virginia for President Obama’s successful presidential re-election campaign in 2012. She grew up in Delaware and graduated from Ohio University. She resides in Alexandria, Virginia.

Stephanie Cutter
Co-founder

Stephanie Cutter

Stephanie Cutter

Social media must-follow: @CecileRichards

Article everyone should read: Washington, D.C., is not a cynical swamp. It’s America’s most hopeful place. by David Litt

Favorite app: Boston GameDay Radio

Stephanie Cutter is the founding partner of Precision Strategies, a leading communications, digital, and data targeting consulting firm in Washington D.C. and New York City.

At Precision, Stephanie has revolutionized the integration of data-driven communications with digital and campaign style organizing to improve reputations, manage crises and drive people to action. She has improved the brand of one of the nation’s largest health insurers during a controversial merger; successfully launched a news network; restored the reputation of a multinational financial institution; reshaped a national storyline on behalf of a leading NFL quarterback; and successfully managed a global crisis for a well-known consumer tech platform.  

Called “one of the most prominent voices in the [Democratic] party, and one of its top strategists and crisis managers” by Politico, Stephanie has crafted high-level communications, reputation and crisis-management strategies for two U.S. Presidents, U.S. Senate leaders, and the nation’s highest profile political campaigns and Fortune 500 corporations. The New York Times called her “the polished, sometimes scarily organized strategist who gets things done” who “has a long and favorable reputation with some of the most influential journalists and opinion makers in Washington.” GQ named her one of “the 50 most powerful people in Washington.”

Stephanie served as Deputy Campaign Manager for President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, where she played a pivotal role in designing and executing a game-changing campaign that broke barriers in understanding, reaching, and connecting with more Americans than any election in history. Previously, Stephanie served in various senior positions within the Obama administration and campaign, from managing the President’s message strategy and issue development in the White House, to serving as First Lady Michelle Obama’s Chief of Staff, to counselor to Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner.

Before the Obama administration, Stephanie served as a senior advisor to Minority Leader Harry Reid and Democratic Senator Edward M. Kennedy. In 2004, she served as Communications Director for the John Kerry for President Campaign. She also held various positions within the Clinton Administration, including President Clinton’s White House Deputy Communications Director.

A Massachusetts native, Stephanie lives in Washington, D.C. with her son, and is a graduate of Smith College and Georgetown University Law Center.

Stephanie is currently a contributor to ABC News, and is a former co-host of CNN’s Crossfire show.

Stephanie is represented by Leading Authorities Speakers Bureau in Washington, D.C.

Mike Dickens
Senior Associate

Mike Dickens

Mike Dickens

Social media must-follow: @dstw - great organization and great animal content.

Article everyone should read: The Greatest, At Rest by Tom Junod

Favorite app: SkyView - don't see a lot of stars in NYC, but exciting when you do!

Michael is a senior associate for video in Precision’s New York office.

Most recently, he was part of the Hillary For America video team where he was a central part of the campaign’s video team at national headquarters in Brooklyn. His work was used across social media platforms, in national digital advertising campaigns, and for debate rapid response. The team’s work garnered more than one billion views across platforms. In his role at HFA, Michael produced the campaign’s multi-camera livestreams from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and at rallies across the country. He assisted on productions with Secretary Clinton, President Obama, President Clinton, First Lady Michelle Obama, and even the cast of The West Wing.

Prior to entering the political world, Michael worked for Cake Studios in Los Angeles as a producer, managing the creation of graphics packages for broadcast and cable channels as well as in-stadium visuals for NFL, MLB, and NHL teams. While in Los Angeles, he also worked in scripted television and film development.

Michael holds a B.S. from Ithaca College in Television & Radio Production with minors in Politics and Sports Studies. He currently resides with his wife and cat in Jersey City.

Jen O’Malley Dillon
Co-founder

Jen O’Malley Dillon

Jen O’Malley Dillon

Social media must-follow: @mpdillon

Article everyone should read: Anything by Rebecca Traister, especially this.

Favorite app: The Peloton app...life changing!

Jen is a veteran organizer, campaign manager and pioneer in the use of data analytics to target voters and consumers. She most recently served as Deputy Campaign Manager for President Obama’s reelection campaign, overseeing the largest field organization in the history of presidential campaigns, voter protection and education programs, and political outreach, and leading the development and use of data analytics to target, register, persuade and mobilize voters.

As a Partner at Precision Strategies, Jen has taken her years of experience managing top political campaigns and applied it to corporations, causes, and campaigns both in the United States and abroad. From the early days of his then come-from-behind bid for Prime Minister, Jen served as the lead consultant to Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada, providing strategic guidance and support on a range of issues, including data-driven organizing, capacity building and plotting the party’s path to victory. His victory became one of the biggest moments in Canadian political history.

In 2009, President Obama named Jen as his first Executive Director of the Democratic National Committee, where she served with Chairman Tim Kaine until she left for the 2012 campaign. Jen raised and managed an annual budget of over $100 million and built the largest DNC operation in its history, housing Organizing for America staff in all 50 states, and building the Party’s first and most robust data, analytics, and technology infrastructure, which became the foundation of President Obama’s re-election campaign.

She also served as the National Co-Chair of the 57th Presidential Inauguration and was President of the Democratic National Convention Committee, where she oversaw the early planning, timing, and location process, leading to the selection of the host city.  She currently serves on the executive board of Organizing for Action, President Obama’s issue advocacy organization.

In 2010, Jen was named to TIME’s 40 under 40—and, in 2012, to Fortune’s 40 under 40 Electors, which called her a “field organizing whiz.”

In 2008, Jen worked as the 2008 Obama campaign’s Battleground States Director, where she helped usher in President Obama’s 365 electoral votes, winning all but one of his contested battleground states.  Jen managed the largest grassroots organization in presidential history with over 5,000 staff on the ground and built the first-ever in-house analytics team focused on targeted voter contact, resource allocation, and program efficiency.

Jen has served on five presidential campaigns and worked at every level from State Senate and Mayoral races to Congressional, Gubernatorial, and Senate campaigns.  Additional campaign highlights include Deputy National Campaign Manager and Iowa State Director for the 2008 presidential campaign of Senator John Edwards, Campaign Manager for Jim Davis’ 2006 Florida gubernatorial campaign, Deputy Campaign Manager for Senate Majority Leader Senator Tom Daschle’s re-election campaign in 2004, and Field Director for Senator Tim Johnson’s 2002 victory by 524 votes, which was the closest race in the country.

She has also worked on behalf of non-profit and private organizations from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, to the Children’s Defense Fund, to serving as the Associate Director of Personnel for the 2008 Presidential Transition Team for President Obama.

Jen is a proud mom to twin daughters, Mary and Katie, who were born exactly one week after the 2012 election.  A native of Boston, Jen lives in Washington, D.C., and is a graduate of Tufts University.

Laura Gaffey
Deputy COO

Laura Gaffey

Laura Gaffey

Social media must-follow: @thomas_winslow

Laura joined the Precision team in January 2015, after spending the 2014 election cycle at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. At the DSCC, Laura worked as a Compliance and Field Program Associate and managed the field program’s budget, spanning 10 states. Previously, Laura worked as a Compliance Assistant on Senator Amy Klobuchar’s 2012 re-election campaign in her home state of Minnesota.

At Precision, Laura works on the Operations team, keeping the firm running smoothly by handling all things monetary, including managing the budget, invoicing and accounting. As Precision continues to grow and expand, Laura develops long-term processes and policies for the company, in addition to her day-to-day operations duties.

Since joining Precision, Laura has also worked with clients to develop budgets that reflect strategic priorities. As part of this work, she helps clients create budget-tracking systems to ensure money is allocated and spent with precision and efficiency.

Laura is a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University, where she studied political science and Spanish.

Onkita Ganguly
Associate

Onkita Ganguly

Onkita Ganguly

Article everyone should read: Hans Rosling's TED Talk

Favorite app: Hopper

 

Onkita Ganguly is an Associate on the Data & Analytics team at Precision. She comes to Precision after two and a half years at Cerulli Associates, a financial services research and consulting firm, in Boston. At Cerulli, Onkita was the lead quantitative and qualitative analyst researching the Managed Accounts space. Her survey research efforts to gather proprietary data from industry participants were critical to identifying trends for senior industry executives. She has worked with a large range of clients including asset management firms, broker-dealers, and technology providers. In addition to managing quarterly data on an online analytics platform, she contributed her insights by writing articles for Cerulli’s Managed Account Edge as well as the yearly Quantitative Update.

Onkita graduated from Cornell University, where she received a B.S. in Policy Analysis and Management. During her years at Cornell, Onkita also studied inequality studies and global health. In 2012, Onkita worked on Elizabeth Warren’s campaign and was an Obama for America fellow. A native of Massachusetts, Onkita is now located in Washington, D.C.

Melanie Garunay
Principal

Melanie Garunay

Melanie Garunay

Social media must-follow: @cher

One article or feature everyone should read: A Most American Terrorist: The Making of Dylann Roof by Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah

Favorite app: Instapaper

Melanie is a digital strategist with years of experience reaching and mobilizing audiences online.

Since joining Precision, Melanie has focused on developing smart, creative campaigns and tactics for the firm’s high-profile non-profit, political and advocacy clients including The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee.

Before joining Precision, Melanie served as Director of Digital Organizing at the ACLU, where she developed and led its first grassroots political advocacy program, People Power. Previously, she managed creative campaigns for social justice issues across social, email, and video as Deputy Director of Digital Outbound at the White House. She also served as Deputy Digital Director for Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid and Outbound Producer for the 2012 Obama for America campaign.

She is a proud native of Janesville, Wisconsin and received her bachelor’s degree from Brown University, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Brown Journal of World Affairs.

Sally Gillis
Associate

Sally Gillis

Sally Gillis

Social media must-follow: @andylassner

Article everyone should read: My President Was Black by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Favorite app: Uber

Sally is a Digital Advertising Associate at Precision Strategies. Sally focuses on developing effective creative materials from copy to graphics, monitoring and optimizing campaign performance in real time, and communicating data-driven insights to Precision and client teams.

Sally joins Precision as a recent graduate of the George Washington University where she studied political science and sociology.

Prior to joining Precision, Sally interned at a number of progressive organizations in D.C., including The Hub Project, the National Education Association’s Campaigns & Elections office, and West End Strategy Team. She also worked in the D.C. office of Senator Elizabeth Warren.  

Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Sally spends her free time rooting for New England’s outstanding sports teams and attending championship parades. Sally is currently based in Washington, D.C.

Teddy Goff
Co-founder

Teddy Goff

Teddy Goff

Social media must-follow: @Zeynep

Article everyone should read: Email Addresses It Would Be Really Annoying To Give Out Over The Phone by Michael Ward

Favorite app: The Camera

Teddy Goff is a co-founder and partner at Precision, where he leads our digital practice. Teddy’s team develops strategies and runs programs for major corporations, innovative startups, leading nonprofits, and progressive campaigns.

Prior to Precision, Teddy was the Digital Director for President Obama’s re-election campaign, leading the President’s digital strategy and managing the 250-person nationwide team responsible for the campaign’s social media, email, web, online advertising, online organizing, front-end and product development, design, and video presences. TIME described his work as “redefining the limits of viral politics.”

Under Teddy’s leadership, Obama for America raised more than $690 million and registered more than a million voters online, built Facebook and Twitter followings of more than 45 and 33 million people respectively, earned more than 133 million video views, ran more than $100 million in online advertising (the largest such program in political history), built groundbreaking tools for online fundraising and campaigning, organized hundreds of thousands of volunteers and events, and sent the second-most retweeted tweet (thanks, Ellen) and most liked Facebook post of all time.

As a member of the campaign’s leadership, he also played a seminal role in shaping and executing the broader campaign’s strategy for communications, fundraising, and organizing. His work on the campaign has been featured in TIME, Bloomberg Businessweek, Rolling Stone, New York Magazine, BuzzFeed, and the New York Times.

Before joining the 2012 campaign, Teddy served as Associate Vice President for Strategy at Blue State Digital, overseeing BSD’s global creative team that serviced more than 75 active engagements around the world.

On President Obama’s 2008 campaign, Teddy was responsible for state-level digital campaigns, managing everything from email and social media programs to online organizing strategies in more than 25 battleground states. Afterward, Teddy oversaw the creation and launch of the Obama Administration’s new WhiteHouse.gov website as a member of the Presidential Transition Team.

Teddy lives in Manhattan and is a graduate of Yale University. He has been featured in TIME’s list of the “30 people under 30 who are changing the world,” Bloomberg Businessweek’s list of “The Most Eligible Hires in Techdom,” AdAge’s “Wish List” of the top four Obama campaign officials, BusinessInsider’s list of the top people in online politics, and the AdWeek 50. He has appeared on the Charlie Rose Show and is a regular public speaker. He is also a founding partner at Black Tap Craft Burgers and Beer in New York City.

Sean Hoey
Senior Associate

Sean Hoey

Sean Hoey

Social media must-follow: @goldenretrievers

Article everyone should read: Listen to Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State' on Fresh Air with Terry Gross

Favorite app: Spotify, the Starbucks app, or the RuPaul’s Drag Race keyboard

Sean is a Senior Associate for Mobilization and Campaign Management at Precision Strategies.

Prior to joining Precision, Sean worked on political and advocacy campaigns across the country. Most recently, he was a Deputy Field Director for the 2017 Virginia Democratic coordinated campaign. In that capacity, he helped lead Ralph Northam’s field program that shattered existing voter contact records in the commonwealth and picked up 15 seats in the state legislature. Before that, he served in numerous capacities in five states for Hillary Clinton’s primary and general election campaigns, including on her Iowa caucus team. He also worked on Mary Burke’s bid to unseat Scott Walker in 2014 and led organizing efforts for Planned Parenthood in New Jersey.

Sean calls Madison, Wisconsin home and is a proud graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Zoe Hopkins-Ward
Associate

Zoe Hopkins-Ward

Zoe Hopkins-Ward

Social media must-follow: @maple.the.pup

Article everyone should read: The good places: The uncommonly decent TV worlds of Michael Schur by Erik Adams

Favorite app: Untappd

Zoe is an associate on the communications team with a background in communications and research for campaigns. At Precision, Zoe works on a variety of clients, including advocacy organizations, non-profits, and corporations, using her background in political research to create well-informed communications strategies and assist clients.

Prior to joining Precision, Zoe worked in opposition research for Democratic candidates up and down the ballot. She used news archives, campaign finance research, public records, and other methods to assist campaigns in developing their messaging and provided factual backups for polls and any paid media. She also interned on a statewide campaign in Maryland, the House of Representatives, at a research firm, and at Precision.

Zoe graduated from the George Washington University and spent a semester studying abroad in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. She is originally from Half Moon Bay, California and currently lives in Washington, D.C.

David Hudson
Principal

David Hudson

David Hudson

Social media must-follow: @chrissyteigen

Article everyone should read: The First White President by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Favorite app: Cooking Fever

David Hudson is a Principal at Precision.

Before joining the Precision team, he was the associate director of content in the White House Office of Digital Strategy where he helped manage email outreach, the We the People petitions platform, and the White House blog. He also served as managing editor at the Center for American Progress and editorial director at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth.

Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, David received his bachelor’s degree in English and African American and African studies from the University of Virginia, and now lives in Washington, D.C. He’s also a die-hard Lakers and Steelers fan, and is quickly falling in love with the Nationals.

Steve Jacobs
Managing Principal

Steve Jacobs

Managing Principal steve@precisionstrategies.com
Steve Jacobs

Social media must-follow: @darth (when he's not hibernating), @baratunde, and @dansinker

Article everyone should read: The Itch by Atul Gawande. It's the article that piqued my fascination with how the brain works, which always informs my approach to digital and communications strategy.

Favorite app: God help me, I still look at Twitter more than anything else.

Steve Jacobs is a Managing Principal at Precision, where he leads the New York office’s digital team. He has run digital communications and marketing programs for political campaigns, government agencies, non-profit organizations, cultural and educational institutions, and major corporations.

Prior to joining Precision, Steve was a Vice President for Digital Corporate and Public Affairs at Edelman, where he led the digital practice’s work with non-profit organizations and foreign governments. He also advised corporations on digital executive positioning, employee engagement, and crisis management.

Previous roles included Digital Communications Director for the City of New York under Mayor de Blasio, where he oversaw web content, email, and social media at City Hall and across all City agencies, Deputy Director of the Obama 2012 Email Team, and Email Programs Director at Blue State Digital.

Steve’s clients over the years have included the ACLU, Partners In Health, Lambda Legal, Heifer International, the Center for Reproductive Rights, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, Harvard, University of Chicago, Google, the Priceline Group, and Benjamin Moore.

In addition to working on President Obama’s 2012 campaign, Steve consulted on the campaigns of President François Hollande of France, President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Steve is an avid bike commuter and has a degree in French and British History and Literature from Harvard University.

Calvin Kasulke
Senior Associate

Calvin Kasulke

Calvin Kasulke

Social media must-follow: @aparrish

Article everyone should read: Is Everything Wrestling? by Jeremy Gordon

Favorite app: New York Times Crossword app, tbh.

Calvin Kasulke is an Associate Social Media Creative Producer at Precision Strategies.

Calvin joins Precision after more than three years as the digital media manager of Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes’ LGBT health and wellness program, Out For Health. As digital media manager, Calvin built an LGBTQ sexuality education and health blog that was highlighted by Tumblr as a blog to follow the day the Defense of Marriage Act was struck down. While at Out for Health he was also a contributing author on two resource guides aimed at decreasing anti-transgender prejudice and building skills for advocacy and education.

In addition to his work at Planned Parenthood, Calvin previously consulted for innovative digital publishing startup Serial Box Publishing to help design their social media strategy prior to their launch in 2015. In 2015 Calvin was awarded the Helene Wurlitzer fellowship in playwriting.

Calvin was a BuzzFeed Editorial Fellow in 2013, following his graduation from Ithaca College with a B.S. in Television and Radio Scriptwriting. He is a native of New York.

Eric Koch
Managing Principal

Eric Koch

Eric Koch

Social media must-follow: @TheRealJRSmith

Article everyone should read: How David Beats Goliath by Malcom Gladwell - a great look at how to overcome long odds to fight.

Favorite app: It's cliche, but I love Instagram.

 

Eric Koch has over a decade of experience in politics and high-level communication strategy in both the public and private sector. Eric specializes in corporate messaging and brand reputation management, along with political and crisis communications. While at Precision, he has helped lead influencer campaigns for Fortune 500 companies, driven messaging and earned media on successful political campaigns, counseled clients through high-profile crisis situations, and provided strategic guidance to a range of corporations.

Prior to joining Precision Strategies, Eric served as Communications Director for New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito where he handled communications for her contentious race for Speaker and then as chief government spokesman and senior strategist. While with Speaker Mark-Viverito, Eric created and executed a political and media strategy which elevated her to one of the top Latina elected officials in the country. In addition, he was the author of two highly acclaimed State of the City speeches.

Before his work with the Speaker, Eric served as a communications consultant at Hiltzik Strategies in New York City. Specializing in crisis communications, he worked with high-level clients in sports, media, entertainment, finance, politics and philanthropy. Eric also has worked on numerous political, issue, and legislative races throughout the country, along with serving as an aide in the United States House of Representatives and the New York State Senate.

In 2014 he was named to the New York Observer’s Political Power 80 list of the most politically powerful people in New York and was named to City & State’s 40 under 40 list.

He holds a B.A. in Political Science from The George Washington University.

Anna Korman
Principal

Anna Korman

Anna Korman

Social media must-follow: @NEHumaneSociety

Article everyone should read: Here's Proof Some Pollsters Are Putting A Thumb On The Scale by Nate Silver is a great dive into an under-covered reason to be weary of public polling - the industry incentivizes herding around a common consensus of what will happen, rather than publishing results that look like outliers.

Favorite app: FitBit

Anna is a data and analytics professional with a background in political campaigns and using data to integrate online activity with offline action.

She returned to the Precision team after spending 15 months working on the 2016 presidential election; first using data to maximize delegate efficiency and secure a victory for Hillary Clinton in the Iowa caucus, then electing Democrats up and down the ticket as the Data and Analytics Director for the Colorado Democratic Coordinated campaign.

Throughout her time at Precision, Anna has worked with clients ranging from national political parties, non-profits, and Fortune 10 companies to build pipelines to integrate data across silos, identify and target the most efficient audiences, and analyze incoming data to provide actionable insights.

Hailing from the great state of New Jersey, Anna graduated summa cum laude from George Washington University. She currently lives in Washington, D.C. but remains an ardent supporter of the New York Mets.

Madeline Kos
Senior Associate

Madeline Kos

Madeline Kos

Social media must-follow: @furrylittlepeach

Article everyone should read: Art (as) Therapy by Jessica Hische

Favorite app: Instagram

Madeline Kos is the Senior Graphic Designer at Precision, overseeing all aspects of brand, creative, and design work across our client base.

She is a NYC/NJ based graphic designer with a focus in communication and corporate design, typography, creative problem-solving, and a passion for working with diverse media—print, digital, and analog.

Since joining Precision in 2014, Madeline has provided support across the three internal teams—Organizational Management & Data, Communications, and Digital—assisting work for clients ranging from political and advocacy organizations, campaigns, tech companies, big American brands, social movements, and more. She has also helped to grow Precision’s Creative Team while expanding the company’s design capabilities and offerings. Her design work includes, but certainly is not limited to: graphics for social media, print and online ads, logos and branding, proposals, presentations, and taking ownership of independent projects – never afraid to take on a new creative challenge.

Madeline has a B.F.A. in Electronic Design and Multimedia from the City College of New York.

Erin Lindsay
Director

Erin Lindsay

Erin Lindsay

Social media must-follow: @africabytotobot

Article everyone should read: Joy by Zadie Smith

Favorite App: :shrug:

Erin Lindsay is an experienced digital strategist who joins Precision Strategies after three years serving in the first-ever White House Office of Digital Strategy as the Deputy Director of Online Engagement. At the White House, Erin helped pioneer the use of the internet, in particular social media to communicate and engage with the American public online.

Since joining Precision, Erin has focused on helping our non-profit, political and advocacy clients implement cutting-edge strategies to meet their organizational goals. She has worked with clients across diverse industries, from 1776, a DC-based global incubator and seed fund, to the Natural Resources Defense Council. She has also helped the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Foundation expand their digital audience by engaging with young people, and maximize the online impact of the Foundation’s signature program: The John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.

She also worked with an international political party to build a robust digital infrastructure in advance of the country’s next general election. While abroad, she helped to train the team on social media, email, and website best practices, then developed and helped implement plans to capture a larger audience online and turn that digital support into offline action.

Prior to joining the White House in March of 2011, Erin was the Online Marketing Manager at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C.

A native of Westborough, Massachusetts, Erin received her B.A. in Economics and History from Tufts University. In her free time Erin can be found cheering on her beloved Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots and obsessing about her fantasy sports teams.

Alyssa Lott
Senior Associate

Alyssa Lott

Alyssa Lott

Alyssa Lott is a Senior Associate at Precision on the Digital Team.

Alyssa comes to Precision after working as the Deputy Director of Creative Communications for the City of New York under Mayor de Blasio. There, she oversaw the social media accounts of the Mayor, the Mayor’s Office, the City of New York, and the First Lady. Alyssa cultivated new campaigns, managed a staff of content creators, crafted rapid response and crisis communications, supervised the production of graphics and videos, and advised City agencies on best practices. Alyssa holds the record for the City’s most shared digital content and helped triple the City’s social media following.

She previously worked in Project Management for the Legal and Compliance team at Permal, a hedge fund and Legg Mason affiliate, and as an occasional improv instructor at the People’s Improv Theater.

Originally from the Washington, D.C. area, Alyssa has a degree in Art History and Anthropology from the University of Virginia.

Staci McCabe
Principal

Staci McCabe

Staci McCabe

Social media must-follow: @accidentallywesanderson

Article everyone should read: Thanksgiving in Mongolia by Ariel Levy

Favorite app: Goodreads

Staci brings more than five years of public affairs, healthcare, and corporate communications experience to Precision. At Precision, Staci supports various corporate and non-profit clients to develop strategic communications campaigns, garner top-tier media coverage and distill highly-technical information into messaging that breaks through to their target audiences.  

Prior to joining Precision, Staci worked at Porter Novelli where she acted as a strategic communications counselor for multiple healthcare and public affairs clients. Staci also previously served as the Communications Director for Congressman Brad Schneider, directing the communications strategy and acting as the on-the-record spokesperson.

A Colorado-native, Staci earned degrees in journalism and political science at Arizona State University.

Kat McDonald
Associate

Kat McDonald

Kat McDonald

Social media must-follow: @SICKOFWOLVES

Article everyone should read: How Society Kills Your Creativity In An Award Winning Pixar-esque Short Film

Favorite app: Instagram

Kat McDonald is an Associate Graphic Designer at Precision.

Kat is a multidisciplinary designer based in New York City who specializes in critical inquiry and creative problem solving through a variety of applications including identity systems, typographic systems, publication design, user experience, interface design, and data visualization.

Prior to Precision, Kat worked as an Art Director with two editorials that empower young creatives across Massachusetts. She integrated editorial mentoring with teaching civic responsibility and provided literary and creative arts education. She also worked in higher education as a Resident Director managing a staff of Resident Assistants and a building of 900 residents.

Since joining Precision in 2016, Kat has worked alongside the lead designer providing support across the three teams of our firm—Organizational Management & Data, Communications, and Digital—assisting work for clients ranging from political and advocacy organizations, campaigns, tech companies, big American brands, social movements, and more. Her design work includes graphics for social media, motion design ranging from gifs to full animations, branding and identity for clients and events, multimedia designs for digital and print, and more.

Kat holds a B.F.A. from Pratt Institute in Communications Design: Graphic Design, with a minor in psychology.

Hayley Matz Meadvin
Managing Principal

Hayley Matz Meadvin

Hayley Matz Meadvin

Social media must-follow: @usinterior on Instagram - #FindYourPark!

Article everyone should read: 36 Hours in Jackson Hole, Wyo. in the New York Times

Hayley Matz Meadvin is a native Washingtonian and political communications veteran. After graduating from law school, Hayley has spent her career in political communications, helping people and organizations lead conversations and grow their brand.  

At Precision, Hayley provides communications strategy to corporate and non-profit clients, as well as national advocacy campaigns, to help them grow their brand, increase visibility, and improve their reputation. No stranger to crisis, Hayley helps clients prepare for the worst to ensure they come out their best.

Before joining Precision, Hayley was the Chief Officer for Strategy and Communications for Chicago Public Schools (CPS).  While managing nearly daily crises, she helped CPS identify target audiences, build a robust digital operation and begin the process of telling a positive, proactive story. As a vice president at Edelman in the firm’s New York-based Public Affairs practice, Hayley helped clients lead issue-based advocacy campaigns by building coalitions and using multiple channels to reach a broad array of stakeholders including government, media, and business.  

Hayley has extensive experience in politics and public service.  During the Obama administration, she served in the White House as communications director to Dr. Jill Biden and in the U.S. Small Business Administration as press secretary and deputy communications director.  In these roles, Hayley was the national spokesperson, and created and implemented national and regional media, messaging, and stakeholder engagement plans. On Capitol Hill, she created the Senate Democrats’ national media booking program and directed message press events for the Democratic caucus in U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s office and served as press secretary for the Congressional Joint Economic Committee.

A graduate of Tulane University and Penn State University School of Law, Hayley lives in the D.C. area with her husband, son, and two dogs.

Benjy Messner
Director

Benjy Messner

Benjy Messner

Social media must-follow: @TheOnion

Article everyone should read: How to Start Thinking like a Data Scientist by Thomas C. Redman

Favorite app: Shazam

Benjy is a data and analytics professional with over a decade of experience solving problems quantitatively, targeting voters and consumers, and running efficient programs. He leads Precision’s data and analytics team and is a 2017 winner of Campaigns & Elections’ Rising Star award.

Since joining Precision, Benjy has focused on helping clients solve their toughest problems with cutting-edge data and analytics strategies and tactics, including the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, the Liberal Party of Canada, General Electric, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

Previously, Benjy was a senior software engineer at NGP VAN, helping build the toolbox of the progressive movement.

In 2012, Benjy served as Deputy Coordinated Campaign Director in Missouri, using advanced data and analytics tactics to help re-elect Sen. Claire McCaskill, Gov. Jay Nixon, and the rest of the Democratic ticket.

Before joining the Missouri campaign, he served as Data and Technology Director for Sen. Tim Kaine’s successful 2012 campaign, worked for Voter Activation Network, a precursor to NGP VAN, and held positions on Virginia State Sen. Creigh Deeds’ campaign for Governor and Sen. Mark Warner’s 2008 campaign.

A proud native of Washington, D.C., Benjy’s first experience in politics was in 2004, helping the D.C. office team on the Kerry-Edwards campaign. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Economy and History from Georgetown University.

Karly Moen
Senior Associate

Karly Moen

Karly Moen

Social media must-follow: @JohnDingell

Article everyone should read: Barack Obama's New Hampshire Primary Speech 

Favorite app: Spotify

 

Karly Moen is a Senior Associate on the Digital Team in Precision’s Washington, D.C. office.

Prior to joining the Precision team, she was Digital Director for U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp from North Dakota. In her more than four and a half years in the U.S. Senate, she helped grow the Senator’s digital presence, plan strategic roll-outs for legislation, develop long-term strategies for the Senator’s priorities, and brainstorm, create, and implement innovative digital content.. Karly launched and managed eight total platforms for the Senator and found innovative ways to utilize and manage comprehensive strategies across them all.  

In addition to working in the U.S. Senate, Karly has volunteered in several campaigns doing both field and communications work. Those campaigns include Hillary for America, Conner Eldridge for Arkansas, the Democratic National Convention, and Michelle Nunn for Senate.

Karly was born and raised in the Midwest and earned her Bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of North Dakota.

Jordan Monaghan
Associate

Jordan Monaghan

Jordan Monaghan

Social media must-follow: @chrissyteigen

Article everyone should read: The Nationalist's Delusion by Adam Serwer

Favorite app: VSCO Camera

Jordan is an associate on the communications team at Precision Strategies and assists partner Stephanie Cutter.

Prior to joining Precision, Jordan interned at BerlinRosen Public Affairs, the U.S. Department of State in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, in the office of Rep. George K. Butterfield (NC-01), and at the Human Rights Campaign.

He received his B.A. in Politics & International Affairs from Wake Forest University, specializing in political theory and international human rights.

Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, Jordan now lives in Washington, D.C.  

Ariana Motazed
Associate

Ariana Motazed

Ariana Motazed

Social media must-follow: All of the Pod Save America guys - @danpfeiffer, @jonfavs, @jonlovett, @TVietor08. 

Article everyone should read: The Shadow Commander by Dexter Filkins

Favorite app: :shrug: 

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Ariana is a Digital Advertising Associate at with Precision Strategies.

Ariana graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. There, she double majored in Decision Science and Public Policy & Management, taking courses seeking to understand human judgment and decision making from an analytical perspective with the goal of improving how policies are made and implemented. During her senior year, Ariana studied in Washington, D.C., interned with the Brookings Institution, and completed her senior capstone with Carnegie Mellon’s Department of Engineering and Public Policy. Following graduation, Ariana volunteered as a fellow with Hillary for America, organizing and training volunteers in McLean, Virginia.

Most recently, Ariana worked as a Digital Strategy Associate with the Podesta Group, where she conducted digital research and data analytics for sovereign, corporate, and non-profit clients to provide strategic guidance for their lobbying, public affairs, and owned and paid media campaigns. Outside of work, Ariana can usually be found trying a new restaurant, at a concert, or playing with her dog, Ziggy.

Originally hailing from Bethesda, Maryland, Ariana is now based out of Washington, D.C.

Ariana Mushnick
Senior Associate

Ariana Mushnick

Ariana Mushnick

Social media must-follow: @districtdog

Article everyone should read: The Uninhabitable Earth, Annotated Edition by David Wallace-Wells - not a light read, but an important one.

Favorite app: Headspace

Ariana is a Senior Associate on the digital team at Precision.

Ariana comes to Precision from the George Washington University where she studied journalism and mass communication in the School of Media and Public Affairs.

Prior to joining Precision, she completed digital strategy and social media internships at Vox, The Brookings Institution, APCO Worldwide, and NBC Washington.

Originally from Haddonfield, New Jersey, Ariana is currently based in Washington, D.C.

Neha Nair
Senior Associate

Neha Nair

Neha Nair

Social media must-follow: @Reductress

Article everyone should read: Before the Law in the New Yorker by Jennifer Gonnerman, the very important story of Kalief Browder.

Favorite app: Spotify

Neha is a Senior Associate on the digital team at Precision.

She has extensive experience in the world of progressive politics and digital media. Prior to joining Precision, Neha worked on the digital team at SKDKnickerbocker in Washington, D.C., where she helped political, nonprofit, advocacy, and corporate clients grow their digital presence and engage their online audiences. Through social media strategy, paid digital campaigns, and coordinating website launches, Neha has leveraged a variety of digital tactics to help her clients meet their goals. Previous roles include internships at the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Public Affairs, The Messina Group and WXRT, Chicago’s finest rock radio station.

Neha grew up in Southeast Asia and India before relocating to Chicago, which she now calls home. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, where she studied international development, legal studies, and studio art.

Adrianna Taeko Perry
Senior Associate

Adrianna Taeko Perry

Adrianna Taeko Perry

Social media must-follow: @Casper

Article everyone should read: Why Women Still Can't Have It All by Anne-Marie Slaughter. The title is absolute clickbait, but the article is one everyone should read and take a stance on.

Favorite app: JetBlue

Adrianna Taeko Perry is a Digital Associate at Precision Strategies.

Adrianna earned her B.A. and completed an undergraduate thesis on women’s representation in elected office at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. The main takeaway that she wishes everyone knew is that women win at the exact same rates that men do, the only issue is that women don’t run for office nearly as often as men do. While at Hampshire, Adrianna participated in the creation of a new student government, planned the biannual campus-wide festivals, and worked on student initiatives to establish a smoke-free campus and raise compensation for student workers. Additionally, she has served in various symphony orchestras as a violist since middle school.

Prior to joining the Precision team, Adrianna completed internships at the Democratic National Committee in Washington, D.C. and at the Hillary for America headquarters during the primary season. After graduating college, Adrianna served as a field organizer in Florida for the Hillary Clinton campaign during the general election. After the campaign, she volunteered in Baton Rouge, LA for the U.S. Senate runoff for Foster Campbell.

Her favorite pastime is monitoring her steps on her FitBit and taking up any opportunity to discuss women in public office. Adrianna works out of the New York office.

Zacchary Powell
Associate

Zacchary Powell

Zacchary Powell

Social media must-follow: Jamie Beck

Article everyone should read: Semicolons; So Tricky by Mary Norris

Favorite app: NYT Cooking

Zacc is an Associate on the Operations team.

Prior to joining Precision, Zacc was an Analyst at Open Communities Alliance, a civil rights non-profit focused on fair housing policy. While there, he conducted extensive research on the impact of federal regulations on access to affordable housing and worked with the Executive Director to draft and pass comprehensive fair housing legislation in the state of Connecticut.

In addition to his policy work, Zacc worked in the fashion industry for more than two years, with stints at Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine, Jil Sander, and the buying office of Saks Fifth Avenue.

Born in central Connecticut, Zacc moved 2,935 miles to attend Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, where he studied Political Science and Sociology, focusing on the intersection of race, politics, inequality, and constitutional law. He is currently thriving in the greatest city in the world (New York).

Deirdre Murphy Ramsey
Director

Deirdre Murphy Ramsey

Deirdre Murphy Ramsey

Social Media must-follow:  A Mighty Girl

Article everyone should read: After Maria, Jose Andres and his team have prepared more hot meals in Puerto Rico than the Red Cross by Tim Carmen

Favorite app: My bedtime routine always includes a guided meditation on my Breathe app.

Deirdre Murphy Ramsey is a communications strategist and crisis manager with over fifteen years of experience in congressional, campaign, and corporate communications.

At Precision, Deirdre has focused on helping our corporate, non-profit, political, and advocacy clients implement strategic communications plans and respond to crises on a range of issues. She has worked with clients across diverse industries, from rebranding sports teams to improving reputations across the technology, entertainment, and energy sectors and devising campaign-style advocacy strategies to drive message and action across the country.

Before joining Precision, Deirdre led communications for IBM’s global government and policy team. At IBM, she drove the media strategy for the company’s public policy advocacy efforts and generated awareness of the company’s brand and positions on technology policy issues of the day, including cybersecurity, patent reform, privacy, trade, tax, immigration, and other topics.

Prior to working at IBM, Deirdre served in several congressional and campaign communications roles, including National Press Secretary at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee where she worked with campaigns to develop and implement message strategies. Deirdre also served as Press Secretary for U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Communications Director for U.S. Senator Michael Bennet. Deirdre also led in-state communications teams for Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid, traveling to seven states to create local press and support surrogate media opportunities.

Deirdre holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia and is a proud alumna of the Cavalier Daily, the University’s student-run daily newspaper.

Maria Rosa
Principal

Maria Rosa

Maria Rosa

Social media must-follow: @Luvvie

Article everyone should read: (It's a book but it's short) We should all be feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Favorite app: The Google Calendar App (or IG!)

Maria is a digital strategist in Precision’s New York office.

Since joining Precision, Maria has worked with clients in various capacities. She has led our work to support the NRDC, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, and the Coalition for Public Safety, and assists with social media creative, content development, and website development. As a member of the AXS TV team, she created and analyzed social media performance reports and made recommendations for improvement.

Maria holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester and a master’s degree in digital marketing from New York University. She currently lives in New York City.

Amir Salehzadeh
Senior Associate

Amir Salehzadeh

Amir Salehzadeh

Social media must-follow: @MichaelSkolnick

Article everyone should read: The state of gun violence in the US, explained by 18 charts by Vox

Favorite app: Instagram?

Amir is a Bay Area native and attended UC Berkeley studying Politics. He’s a digital strategist with both online and offline experience. Most recently, Amir was on the FWD.us team, managing relationships throughout Silicon Valley and helping set the stage for immigration reform. In this role, Amir worked closely with technology company founders, communications and PR teams, and volunteers to make immigration the salient issue of the 2016 election cycle.

Prior to FWD.us, Amir was the Deputy Digital Director for the Mark Udall for Colorado Senate re-election campaign. In this role, Amir managed a vast email program and formed a social strategy. He worked closely with the communications team to produce various forms of creative and engaging content.

In his free time, Amir loves to write, travel, and drink local beer (and increasingly, fancy wine).

Jeff Solnet
Principal

Jeff Solnet

Jeff Solnet

Social media must-follow: @thomas_winslow

Article everyone should read: American Awakening by Jon Favreau

Favorite app: VSCO

Jeff is a communications strategist with significant experience in crisis management, media relations, executive visibility, and social advocacy.

At Precision, Jeff leads the development and implementation of strategic communication plans for corporate, non-profit, political, and advocacy clients.  From bipartisan advocacy groups to sports teams, Jeff has helped his clients grow their audiences, prepare for tough scenarios, and rebuild reputations.

Prior to joining Precision, Jeff worked at the Glover Park Group and Fenway Strategies to design and implement communication plans, legislative advocacy campaigns, influencer outreach, and coalition-building strategies for a range of clients including Fortune 500 companies, small and large technology startups, nonprofits, philanthropists, venture capital funds, industry coalitions, and government officials.

Jeff was also part of the founding team at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, where he identified partnership opportunities and helped manage the public launch, including over 100 public events in its first five months. He served as a web developer for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, focusing on building and optimizing fundraising and rapid response tools.

Originally from South Florida, Jeff graduated from Harvard College with an A.B. in Government and secondary field in Computer Science. He served on the Harvard Institute of Politics Student Advisory Board for four years.

Meghan Tighe
Senior Associate

Meghan Tighe

Meghan Tighe

Social media must-follow: @chbooksdc

Article everyone should read: Anything David Roberts at Vox writes

Favorite app: NYT Cooking

Meghan Tighe is Senior Associate in Data and Analytics. Her reports and visualizations help organizations unlock their data and view, measure, and build upon the results of their efforts.

Prior to joining Precision, she cleaned and managed the fundraising data at the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and served as the Salesforce Administrator for CleanChoice Energy.  At LCV, she automated numerous fundraising processes and migrated her team to new fundraising, advocacy, and email tools.

She studied Economics and Environmental Studies at the College of the Holy Cross and is a native of Park Ridge, Illinois.

Cameron Trimble
Principal

Cameron Trimble

Cameron Trimble

Social media must-follow: @NMAAHC

Article everyone should read: Before 'Black Panther,' there was John Lewis by Jonathan Capehart

Favorite app: Acorns

Cameron Trimble is a communications and marketing professional with more than a decade of experience leading communications strategy and developing targeted marketing campaigns across several industries. He has excelled at growing brands and crafting messaging that have kept his clients at the pulse of current culture. At Precision, Cameron provides communications strategy to corporate and non-profit organizations as well as national advocacy campaigns.

Prior to joining Precision, Cameron served as the Senior Public Affairs Specialist for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture during the museum’s inaugural year. His team harnessed the unprecedented interest and excitement in the museum’s opening to generate a constant flow of positive national and international news stories throughout the inaugural year. As a public affairs team lead, he positioned the museum and its curators as African American cultural thought leaders in academia and across media platforms.

Cameron spent several cycles in Congress leading the communication team for the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. There he developed media events, crafted national communications campaigns that led to legislative victories, and consistently positioned the committee and its ranking member in the national media to elevate their work in the science and technology fields. Cameron was an active staff leader serving on the executive boards of the Democratic Communicators Network (DCNET) and the Congressional Black Associates.

Cameron is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and a graduate of Howard University.

Julia Watts
Principal

Julia Watts

Julia Watts

Social media must-follow: @pasttensestudio

Article everyone should read: The Curb-Cut Effect by Angela Glover Blackwell

Favorite app: Apple Podcasts

Julia Watts is a Principal on the Campaign Management and Mobilization team.

Before joining Precision Strategies, she was the Associate Director of Policy and Campaigns with the American Sustainable Business Council where she led business organizing efforts and directed the High Road Workplace Project, a campaign championing responsible workplace policies. She also served as the Advocacy Manager for the nation’s largest network of human services providers, where she implemented campaigns related to child welfare and tax policy.

Julia is an AmeriCorps alumna. She holds a master’s degree in public administration from the George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She currently lives in Washington, D.C.

Lyla Wilton
Senior Associate

Lyla Wilton

Lyla Wilton

Social media must-follow: @LaurenDuca

Article everyone should read: The First White President by Ta-Nehisi Coates & Summer in the Heartsick Mountains by Ellie Shechet

Favorite app: Splitwise

Lyla Wilton is a Digital Advertising Associate at Precision Strategies. Lyla focuses on developing compelling and effective creative materials, executing targeted digital advertising campaigns across a wide variety of platforms, and extracting meaningful, data-driven insights.

Lyla earned her B.A. degree in International Relations from Tufts University in Boston. While at Tufts, Lyla studied topics ranging from global conflict, gender studies, and political research methods. In addition, Lyla was selected to participate in the Tisch Scholars Program, a multi-year leadership development program combining academic coursework and active fieldwork in the local community.

Prior to joining the Precision team, Lyla completed internships at a wide variety of organizations in the social impact space across the non-profit and corporate sectors. Lyla served in development roles at AES World Languages and Cultures Institute, a grassroots organization that supports Boston’s immigrant population, and at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. Most recently, Lyla worked on the strategy team at Purpose to support the Workshift initiative, a project launched in collaboration with The Rockefeller Foundation to promote a national conversation on job quality.

Originally from San Francisco, Lyla is based currently in Washington, D.C.

Thomas Winslow
Principal

Thomas Winslow

Thomas Winslow

Social media must-follow: @diddy

Article everyone should read: My President Was Black by Ta-Nehisi Coates feature in The Atlantic has stuck with me nearly a year after published.

Favorite app: Dark Sky, which allows me to maximize my sweater-wearing game.

Thomas, a Principal on the Organizing and Campaign Management team, specializes in building outreach and engagement campaigns for a number of the firm’s clients. His work has ranged from managing national bipartisan coalitions to executing targeted outreach campaigns across the country.

He was part of a team that managed the DSCC’s largest off-year investment in midterm elections, has worked with NRDC to develop national and state-specific strategies to create support for President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, and manages internal processes that support client work on a daily basis.

Before joining Precision, he served as Deputy Director of Surrogate Media on the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee. He also worked on President Obama’s re-election campaign, as Staff Assistant for the Campaign Management team, with Organizing for America, and spent a number of summers abroad, working for academic programs in Cambridge and Oxford, UK.

Thomas grew up outside of San Diego, CA, but headed east to attend American University where he earned degrees in both International Relations and Public Communication. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Tom Zigo
Senior Associate

Tom Zigo

Tom Zigo

Social media must-follow: @Soulcycle

Article everyone should read: The Perfect Game: How Villanova's Shocking 1985 Upset of Mighty Georgetown Changed the Landscape of College Hoops Forever by Frank Fitzpatrick

Favorite app: Audible

Tom is a communications strategist with experience in proactive media relations, political and advocacy campaigns, as well as crisis, issue, and reputation management. Prior to joining Precision, Tom worked at Rubenstein in New York, where he led strategic communications initiatives for a wide range of clients including sporting events, film studios and festivals, universities, nonprofits, and corporations.

Tom holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Communication from Villanova University, where he is also currently an M.B.A. candidate focusing in strategic marketing. Born and raised in Northern Virginia, Tom presently lives in Washington, D.C.